Even the most skeptical Chicagoans can’t deny that summer has arrived in the Windy City, bringing badly needed sunlight and warm — and even hot — temperatures after a disproportionately dark and chilly spring. The city is buzzing with excitement for farmers markets and street festivals, and its restaurants are similarly primed for a bustling season. That means it’s time for the latest Eater Chicago Heatmap with four new hotspots for tasty summertime treats.
A celebrated Korean restaurant in Avondale earns a spot on the list after returning from a two-year hiatus, as does a colorful modern Latin spot in Fulton Market. There’s also Chinatown’s first cocktail bar, which features a lively and creative Asian snack menu, and an innovative pizzeria that has expanded its fourth location in three years with its Old Style-fermented crust. Happy dining, Chicago.
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